Open Doors gave me the confidence to further understand boardroom dynamics and how I can use my position as boardroom chair to strengthen and support the organisation’s leadership as well as my fellow board members.Yolisa Kani, Chief Business Development Officer, Transnet SOC
TheBoardroom Africa promotes exceptional female talent to boards across the continent.
The largest regional network of women executives
TheBoardroom Africa (TBrA) is the largest regional network of female executives in Africa. Our membership represents 2500+ executive women from more than 65 countries with work in or focused on Africa.
helping bridge the diversity gap
We work with companies and organisations to help bridge the diversity gap on their boards by sharing vacant roles with our network, providing a shortlist of qualified candidates that meet their criteria, or through our bespoke search service.
We are trusted by
Open Doors is the first globally accredited board training offered specifically to women leaders from across Africa. This programme covers the core modules of Governance, Finance, Strategy and Leadership, and this course leads to the award in Company Direction issued by the UK's Institute of Directors. The programme has been specifically designed for TBrA members with bonus sessions such as the Leadership Workshop, a Board Simulation Exercise and a Speakers’ Panel.
Beyond the network, I also benefited from the classes — particularly the modules on finance, which went beyond the numbers to focus on the “why” of mechanisms and processes. Learning is a curve that never stops.Nabou Fall, Managing Director, Vizeo
From the modules to instructors, this is a world-class training. While I certainly had a tremendous learning curve, I walked away knowing how I can be more effective in a board role.Abam Mambo-Doh, Former Regional Legal Director, Microsoft
Our donors provide invaluable support and share our vision for creating a gender-equal world. From foundations to corporations, our partners know that investing in TheBoardroom Africa is an investment in a more inclusive society, a stronger business community and Africa’s development objectives. We work with our donors and partners to achieve shared development objectives such as gender inclusion and jobs created.Partners
As investors and grantmakers, we believe in the critical value of equipping leaders with skills to build and scale talented, diverse teams. We are thrilled to partner with TheBoardroom Africa on its journey to increase the gender diversity of company boards and investment committees across the continent. We are especially proud to support its team as they evolve and launch a suite of professional trainings and member services for the organization’s most valuable asset – its community of accomplished women leaders.Liesel Pritzker Simmons, Co-Founder and Principal - Blue Haven Initiative
As BII encourages the world’s investors to focus on Africa, we need excellent men and women to serve on the boards of local and international firms across the continent. Our partnership with TBrA has already begun helping us reach our commitment to promoting gender equality in corporate leadership. The funding we’re announcing today will help TBrA continue to provide us with outstanding candidates for our portfolio that we would not have otherwise found. We are very pleased with the placements that TBrA has helped us make so far — and we’re looking forward to more.Jen Braswell, Director, Impact Group - British International Investment
Open Doors (In-person)
This year, after popular demand, we are convening in Cape Town, South Africa, for our first in-person edition of Open Doors since COVID19! Join us this November for six days of learning and networking.